8 Greatest Jose Mourinho Meltdowns After Latest Fiasco With Anthony Taylor

8 Greatest Jose Mourinho Meltdowns After Latest Fiasco With Anthony Taylor

Elijah Odetokun
June 2, 2023 at 5:38 PM
  • AS Roma lost to Sevilla 4-1 on penalties in the UEFA Europa League final
  • Jose Mourinho labelled the officiating from English referee Anthony Taylor as disgraceful
  • Taylor issued eight yellow cards to Roma players and officials during the game

Jose Mourinho was not too impressed with the performance of English referee Anthony Taylor during Roma’s Europa League loss to Sevilla in Budapest.

Taylor issued eight yellow cards to Roma and waved off a penalty appeal after a handball in the box after the 80th minute, which could have been decisive for the Italians.

Mourinho waited for Taylor in the parking lot and charged at him, labelled him disgraceful and uttered a few explicit remarks to him.

Jose Mourinho, Anthony Taylor, Roma, Sevilla, Puskas Arena, Budapest, Europa League.
Jose Mourinho exchanges words with Anthony Taylor while the English referee was booking one of his assistants. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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Sports Brief looks at eight times Mourinho lost his cool and had emotional outbursts during his career.

1. First parking lot ambush

The incident with Taylor was not the first time Jose had waited at a parking lot for a manager. He did this first during his time at Real Madrid in 2012. He waited for referee Referee Fernando Teixeira Vitienes, who red-carded Sergio Ramos during their 4-3 aggregate loss to Barcelona.

2. Vilanova eye poke

Mourinho sparked great feuds in El Clasico during his time in Madrid. In 2011, he poked former Barcelona assistant manager, the late Tito Vilanova. According to Daily Star, he led tributes when the Spaniard passed away three years later.

3. Eva Caneiro feud

The Chelsea doctor rushed to treat injured Eden Hazard in the additional minutes of their 2-2 draw, which Mourinho was not happy with. The Guardian reported that the manager made sexist remarks towards her, which led to her departure six weeks later.

4. “If I speak, I'll…”

Aston Villa beat Chelsea 1-0 in 2015. Referee Chris Foy sent off Willian, Ramires and Mourinho. When quizzed about the officiating, he said, “I prefer not to speak. If I speak, I am in big trouble.”

5. “Specialist in failure”

Despite claiming he was calmer, his second stint at Chelsea was riddled with controversies. According to BBC Sports, he labelled former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a specialist in failure because the French manager has not won a trophy in eight years.

6. “Respect. Respect, please”

According to Sports Illustrated, after losing his second game of the season in three games - 3-0 to Tottenham. Jose stormed out of the press conference screaming, “Respect, please. Respect. Respect. Respect, respect, respect.”

7. Hilarious reaction to Sterling’s dive

Jose and his assistant at Tottenham João Sacramento were happy VAR overturned a penalty because Raheem Sterling dived. Joao reminded him Sterling was not booked, and he hilariously rushed out of his seat to confront the assistant referee.

8. Mourinho’s hidden microphone

Sports Brief reported that Jose Mourinho had a hidden microphone on him during Roma’s Serie A game against AC Monza.

The Special One had multiple clashes with officials, including Danielle Chiffi, since returning to Italy and did that to protect himself.

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